Post Smith-Hughes Politics
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Following three of years of lobbying by vocational educators and other organizations the Smith-Hughes Bill was approved by Congress in February of 1917.a Funding for teacher training and teacher salaries were provided in the three designated areas, agriculture, trade education and home economics. Monies were dispensed to states on a matching fund basis and the state departments of education scrambled to erect structures and set up programs. The home economics lobby and trade education advocates continued to campaign for programs in their respective areas and vocational educators reconsidered the exclusion of commercial education.